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Gardening Series: Extending the Gardening Season in New England – Webinar

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Webinar

Monday, February 7, 2022
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM

Registration deadline: 4 PM on February 7, 2022

We offer our program fee on a sliding scale ($0-10)

The growing season is short in New England, but techniques ranging from simple to ambitious can help extend it by weeks, months or even year-round.

That could mean being able to grow crops you haven’t been able to before, or simply getting to grow and harvest during months previously out of reach. Season extension techniques often make for healthier and more productive plants, too! This webinar will share the possibilities of season extension, different strategies ranging from strategic use of mulches and row covers to small high tunnels, and in-depth guidance on how to build and implement these systems in your gardens.

Instructors:

Becky Sideman:  UNH Cooperative Extension
Frank S. Wertheim: UMaine Cooperative Extension.

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Program Description

The growing season is short in New England, but techniques ranging from simple to ambitious can help extend it by weeks, months or even year-round.

That could mean being able to grow crops you haven’t been able to before, or simply getting to grow and harvest during months previously out of reach. Season extension techniques often make for healthier and more productive plants, too! This webinar will share the possibilities of season extension, different strategies ranging from strategic use of mulches and row covers to small high tunnels, and in-depth guidance on how to build and implement these systems in your gardens.

Instructors: 

  • Becky Sideman joined UNH in 2004, and has a split appointment as Cooperative Extension sustainable horticulture specialist, researcher with the NH Agriculture Experiment Station, and Professor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition & Food Systems. Before coming to UNH, she worked as a plant geneticist and lettuce breeder with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Salinas, California. Becky developed an appreciation for plants and agriculture on a highly diversified farm in Vermont. Her program takes an integrated approach to research & extension activities that focus on high-value specialty crop production & methods of extending the growing season for NH farmers. She is particularly interested in researching strategies to minimize production costs and ecological impacts, while producing economically viable yields of high-quality crops. Recent projects have focused on identifying new crops, cultivars and production practices, including season extension technologies, that expand opportunities for vegetable and berry production in northern New England.
  • Frank S. Wertheim is an Associate Extension Professor of Agriculture/Horticulture with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension based in York County, ME. During his 30+ year career Wertheim has developed educational programs for the farming and gardening communities across Maine. Frank also has worked on hunger-related issues his entire career from being a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Chile from 1980-82 to leading the Maine Hunger Dialogue.

 

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If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Pamela Hargest, UMaine Extension Horticulture Professional,  at extension.gardening@maine.edu or 207.781.6099 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.

 

Program Details

Date

Monday, February 7, 2022

Time

6:00pm to 7:15pm

Location

ONLINE

Instructor(s)

Becky Sideman, UNH Cooperative Extension sustainable horticulture specialist, researcher with the NH Agriculture Experiment Station, and Professor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition & Food Systems., Frank S. Wertheim, Associate Extension Professor of Agriculture/Horticulture with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Contact Name

Pamela Hargest

Contact Email and Phone

extension.gardening@maine.edu, 207.781.6099

Website

https://extension.umaine.edu/gardening/webinar-series/

Customer Support:

Staff support is available Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. via phone 207.781.6099, or via email to extension.gardening@maine.edu

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